Firstly I wish to thank Rachel Gilbey of Authoright for inviting me to take part on this Blog Tour for DOING SCARY by Donald Bell
Two marriages haunted by betrayal. Four people whose pursuit of the American Dream has taken a nightmarish turn.
Roman and Sage Bryant-Cole have spent nine months trying to salvage what was left of their marriage after it was rocked by the revelation of Roman’s serial affairs. Sage is dealt a second blow when she discovers that her cherished cousin, Owen Bryant, has been cheated on by his ruthless, gold-digging wife, Leah.
Sage’s discovery hits the reset button on the progress she and Roman had been making on their marriage, as all the doubts and fears she has tried to suppress come flooding back. In order to reclaim Sage’s trust, and to save a love now left dangling by a thread, Roman must take his efforts to win back his wife to another level.
Leah and Owen Bryant are visited by a ghost from their past; Leah’s college sweetheart, Casey. Leah and Owen must confront a dark secret at the heart of their marriage, if they are to stand a chance of surviving as a couple.
One family’s legacy, two marriages, four lives, and millions of dollars are at stake.
Doing Scary is a coming of age story which explores the transition from adolescence to adulthood and the battles we face in our thirties to keep our spiritual, emotional and psychological progress in check, as the things we hold most dear are put to the test.
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HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Love the title of this book which at first thought you will guess the wrong meaning of it. This isn’t the things that go bump in the night scary but the actual every day living and taking chances on someone else scary. This is about relationships and facing the unknown as to what is round the next corner and putting your trust into someone who has the ability to not just change their future but yours too.
The story follows two couples that are linked by Sage and Owen being related, they are cousins that confide the fears and hopes in each other about their own partners. Both couples are struggling in different ways. Sage and Roman are trying to recover after he had told her about his infidelity and now they are trying to move forward but trust is a massive contribution to a successful marriage. Then Owen and Leah and her full on affair that is continuing. There is of course always two sides to every story so don’t be too judgmental to begin with.
Sage and Owen can understand each others situations but sometimes more is needed. Someone that isn’t really connected emotionally with the whole, be it for a better word, affair. This takes a look at the dynamics of their relationships before anything goes wrong. I was engrossed in it to be honest and it makes you think about situations in your own life. A really cleverly written book that has you thinking about life and all your family relationships long after you have finished reading.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Donald M. Bell Sr. is the Senior Pastor/Teacher of Covenant Blessing Fellowship (CBF) launched out of an adult bible study 2001. Pastor Bell has been preaching since he was sixteen and holds a professional degree in Organizational Psych. Behavior. Bell’s profound ability to communicate spiritual principles in secular settings has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, ABC 20/20, and the documentaries Sister I’m Sorry, and Soul Mate. He was also a weekly guest on KJLH nationally syndicated radio program Love in the Spirit hosted by Kevin Nash. Bell lives in a suburb of Los Angeles with his lovely wife, Michelle, who wedded in 1994 and is the father of three.